• Palm Folds the Foleo

    Breaking news out of Silicon Valley today. Ed Colligan, the big Kahuna over at Palm, has just published a blog entry saying that Palm will not be shipping the Foleo. The Foleo, you may recall, was to be a “smartphone companion”, not quite a laptop, but more than a PDA. Colligan was a big supporter of the device, so this was no doubt a hard decision for Palm to make. In the blog… Read More

  • Shenzhen Airlines OKs In-flight Mobile Use

    Chances are most of you won’t be taking China’s Shenzhen Airlines anytime in the next couple of years, but if you are then I feel it necessary to inform you that you’ll be privy to OnAir service that lets you use your mobile phones for calls, e-mail and SMS during flights. The Airbus A320 and Boeing 737s will be outfitted with the service, which plans to demo during the… Read More

  • Moto ROKR U9 Mashes Up PEBL, RAZR 2

    The Motorola ROKR U9 seemed to have slipped under my radar, but that’s Ok since we’re all eagerly awaiting the launch of the RAZR 2, right? The U9 seems to have mashed up the PEBL design with the features of the RAZR 2 including an external LCD with music controls and vibration feedback. A measly 25MB of internal storage is included, but the microSD slot makes up for that shortcoming. Read More

  • CrunchArcade/CrunchFilms: Joust Movie In the Works!?

    We don’t get much news from the good dorks over at Ain’t It Cool News, but this one is definitely of interest to CrunchGear readers. There was a very popular game in the 1980s called Joust, where you controlled an ostrichy bird thing and a guy on its back with a lance. You’d bounce around and joust with other people on similar rides. Somebody thinks it’d be a great… Read More

  • Yahoo! Acquires Ad Network BlueLithium

    Todd Teresi has announced over at Yodel Anecdotal that Yahoo! will acquire online global ad network BlueLithium for about $300 million in cash. According to the announcement, BlueLithium is the fifth largest ad network in the United States and the second largest in the United Kingdom with 145 million unique visitors per month. Teresi describes the acquisition of this company with over 100… Read More

  • NBC Runs From iTunes Into The Arms Of Amazon

    Last week a lot of drama developed between Apple and NBC over who broke up with who. All we really know is that the pair allegedly split over conflicts around DRM and pricing control. It was quite a hit for Apple, with NBC making up 40% or iTune’s digital video downloads. Today NBC found a friend in Amazon, announcing a deal to sell the network’s digital TV content. Amazon… Read More

  • IOGear Shipping First W-USB Kit

    Hooray! IOGear is now shipping the wireless USB hub and adapter kit that enables wireless transferring of content at speeds up to 480 Mbps. The hub can work with up to three PCs/laptops and works up to 30 feet away. In case you’re worried that it won’t work with your USB 1.0 devices then stop that nonsense now as IOGear has you covered. The whole shah bang is priced at $199.95… Read More

  • Aka Aki: Mobile Social Networking "Auf die straße"

    Mobile devices remain social networking’s final frontier. There have been a few mobile applications coming out of the established players (Facebook), but social networking on the mobile phone has largely been an area for new entrants. They’ve included Loopt, Bluepulse, Zyb, MocoSpace, and SK telecom’s own Helio. Aka Aki is a relatively new German mobile social networking… Read More

  • Dell "Launches" Precision M6300 Desktop Replacement

    This is a bit odd. In a press release today, Dell announced the availability of its new Precision M6300 notebook but I’ll be damned if you’re able to actually view the product page or purchase the thing. Sure, you can go to the Precision overview page and see a photo of it, but that’s about all. If not being able to purchase it doesn’t matter to you… Read More

  • MetroPCS Trying To Buy Leap Wireless

    In a week or so, MetroPCS could become the nation’s 5th largest wireless provider. The company today offered to purchase Leap Wireless for $5 billion in stock. Seems like a decent deal, since both carriers are not known nationwide and gives them both an opportunity to acquire new customers. Maybe MetroPCS will also acquire some cellphone service that doesn’t suck in the process. Read More

  • Carpenter Fired; Boss Tracked Slacking on GPS Phone

    These new fangled cellphones the kids are carrying around today, have you seen them? The ones with the GPS units, like Helio’s handsets? Totally rad. I’m thinking I might get one. I think I can even get my work to pay for it. Then I don’t even have to be at work, I can get calls anywhere. I’ll have so much free time! I just have to make sure I’m not like this guy… Read More

  • Ginormous Touch Screen Apple iPodOMFG Confirmed For Manana

    Less than 24 hours to go and I promise everything Apple will cease for at least a week. Think Secret is claiming that they have confirmation of a 3.5-inch display touch screen iPod. They’re also stating that the new iPods will continue to sport HDD instead of the rumored flash-based units everyone has been speculating over. The Nano will gain video playback, a 320×240 display, 12… Read More

  • Epson MovieMate = Good Times

    MovieMate 72 Epson, who is often times the bane of my existence because of busted printer, has announced two HD all-in-one projectors whose creed goes a little something like this, plug…load…play. The MovieMate 50 and 72 are affordable home entertainment projectors that are easy to setup and tote around. The 50 throws up 480p video and it has two 8W integrated speakers with DD 5.1 and DTS. Read More

  • Girls Gone Wild: Shocking Taser Guns

    These girls sound like Chihuahuas in a blender. Product Page
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  • Cuill: Super Stealth Search Engine; Google Has Definitely Noticed

    The murmurs about new stealth search engine Cuill (pronounced “cool”), which were barely a whisper earlier this year, are gaining strength and are starting to reverberate through Silicon Valley gatherings. Expect Powerset-like hype to begin forming around Cuill in the next few months. The company just recently put up a landing page with very basic information. The company’s… Read More

  • San Francisco Cab Driver *Loves* Apple, Shows Off Leopard Video To Random Passengers

    Now here’s a story to tell your grandchildren one day. It seems there’s a very Mac-savvy cabbie riding around San Francisco, showing unsuspecting passengers his iPod and iPhone. (He also plans to sell his PowerBook for parts!) On his iPhone, Cult of Mac says, he shows his passengers the intro movie for Apple’s upcoming Leopard. It could be worse: you could have a cabbie who… Read More

  • $15 Million For VideoEgg As They Redefine Their Business

    VideoEgg has just closed a $15 million series D round of funding led by Focus Ventures with WPP, Maveron, and August participating. VideoEgg cites plans to accelerate the development of their ad products and international sales network as the reasons behind the investment. VideoEgg started off as a white-label video host, powering some notable web properties such as AOL sites, Bebo, hi5… Read More

  • Sony Alpha DSLR Launching This Week?

    Throw another shrimp on the Barbie. From here on out I’ll be referring to rumors as shrimp and the Barbie will be the rumor bin. Got it? Good. So Pocket Lint seems to have it from a few insiders that the latest Alpha series of DSLRs from Sony will be launching this week. We’ll see how this pans out. New Sony Alpha coming this week [Pocket Lint] Read More

  • iCar Wishlist According To Laptop

    I’m not really sure how I feel about the impending rumored iCar, but chances are it’s real and it’s coming since reports are coming out that Jobs met with VW head honcho, Martin Winterkorn, last week. So what sorts of things should we expect/want from it? Laptop seems to be on the ball with their wishlist. Some of it sounds outrageous, but nothing that isn’t feasible. Read More

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